Geingob, a pan-Africanist and sanctions fighter: President Mnangagwa

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Geingob, a pan-Africanist and sanctions fighter: President Mnangagwa

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa


President ED Mnangagwa has spoken glowingly of the late third Namibian President, Dr Hage Geingob following his recent demise, a Cabinet Minister has said.


Speaking at a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare yesterday, Dr Jenfan Muswere, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services said, “Cabinet received the Report on His Excellency the President’s attendance at the funeral of the late President of the Republic of Namibia Dr. Hage G. Geingob, as presented by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Hon. A. Murwira, as the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.”


His Excellency the President, Cde. Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, and the First Lady, Dr. Auxillia Mnangagwa, visited Namibia from 24 to 25 February 2024 to attend the State Funeral of the late 3rd President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, who passed away on 4 February 2024.


In his tribute, His Excellency the President Cde. Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa paid homage to the contributions made by Dr. Geingob in the development of his country, Namibia, and Southern Africa.


Dr Muswere said, “The President expressed his heartfelt condolences to the people of the Republic of Namibia and the Geingob family for the untimely demise of President Geingob. He highlighted that Dr. Geingob was one of the Heads of State who stood by Zimbabwe at both regional and international levels in the fight against sanctions that were imposed by some Western countries.”


The President also indicated that Dr. Geingob was a visionary statesman, a revolutionary, an ardent teacher, a philosopher, a pragmatic leader, and a son of the soil, who advocated for economic empowerment, Pan-Africanism, African freedom and dignity, equality, solidarity, and national sovereignty, and urged the young generation to emulate the late President Geingob.